Originally released in 2015, the exploration-based adventure game Axiom Verge took inspiration from the “Metroidvania”-styled games of the past and fused them into an intriguing new experience, with the acclaimed indie title officially set to receive a physical release in the near future.
Publisher BadLand Games has announced that the company has signed on developer Thomas Happ Games to release a physical edition of Axiom Verge for PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U, in both a special “Multiverse Edition” on all platforms, and a standard version for PS4 only. The Multiverse Edition will run $29.99 for PS4/PS Vita/Wii U, while the standard edition for PS4 will be $20.
Specifically, the game will be released as Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition on PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U and include a deluxe booklet with commentary and art from developer Thomas Happ, a double-sided poster, and a DVD featuring an exclusive making-of documentary behind the game’s development.
Developer Thomas Happ explained in a statement that “fans have been asking for a physical retail version of Axiom Verge since the game originally launched,” adding that “as a solo developer, it’s always been a dream of mine to see a game that I made end up on the store shelves,” with Happ being the game’s sole creator as programmer, artist, composer, and writer.
In addition to the confirmation of the game’s physical release, PR rep Dan Adelman explained on Twitter that a Nintendo Switch version of Axiom Verge is “entirely up to Nintendo of America,” as the title has seemingly been requested for Nintendo’s upcoming platform, but no word has dropped yet on whether the title will arrive for the system just yet.
Axiom Verge is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux – the upcoming retail editions of the game for PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U in “Q2 2017,” while other platforms “are to be confirmed,” according to the publisher. In the meantime, you can check out a new trailer for the upcoming “Multiverse Edition” and its contents below:
— Dan Adelman (@Dan_Adelman) February 23, 2017